Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Actually Recent

MJ gave me a few sheets of this stationery from a visit to New Mexico; such a pretty letterhead.

I paired it with some cactus stamps, it seemed very fitting with the theme, although I don't really know what kinds of cactus grow in NM.

lovely handmade postcard from Karen of IAmRushmore

from Stephanie, a penpal info card for me and one for me to fill out for her. I really need to figure out a system like this.

from the Missive Maven, love her handwriting and address stamp!

from Stephanie again

awesome envelope and letter from Jan

two letters arrived on the same day from Mia (a first letter!) and Clara

Saturday, July 28, 2012

June Outgoing


Another Mary Engelbreit sticker on the back. I LOVE these! 'Specially that cat.

little me.

I sent this and the above photo to my dad for Father's Day. 

The Mail-able Toothbrush

Clay's mom recently gave us a couple of these toothbrushes.  They are really great. I mean, as you can see, there's nothing super special about the actual toothbrush, but they come in a packet that you mail back to the maker so that they can be recycled! Snail mail and eco friendly!! And they are postage prepaid. You can find them at Trader Joe's, but I don't know if anyone else offers a similar sort of product.
 I love it!

UPDATE: You can also buy them at the site of the maker, Preserve Products:

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

LWA Social

I hope I didn't sound too disappointed in my last post because I really had a wonderful time.

Here are some more photos of the day, courtesy of Stephanie:

Sunday, July 22, 2012

A Modest Success

So, let's not bandy about the bush.  I had delusions of grandeur for sure.  I thought that any wanderers through the bookstore would see what we were doing and want to join in with all their heart and soul, because, hey if I saw this happening somewhere that would be my reaction!

Total participants: 8
We did attract 3 wanderers by... one of whom said that we had made her day! 
Others: myself, my boyfriend, Tara, her boyfriend, and Stephanie 

I had a super great time, although the first 15 minutes I was feeling really pathetic and like I had set up this whole thing for myself.

Tara and Stephanie brought yummy snacks, some even postal themed!

We made a huge spread of paper over 3 tables. All of us had brought things hoping to get rid of them, but we all went back with basically the same amount of stuff. Even though I have SO MUCH, it's always fun to use someone else's materials. I had a lot of fun with Tara's washi tape and stamps and also took home some of Stephanie's Pixar postcards.

Letters/Mailart I made at the social:

 trying to keep a little surprise for the recipients... who will get these??

I had so much fun at this event. I really want to have another one... I'll be moving to central Illinois at the beginning of August (my new address will be posted on the blog soon). So sadly I won't be able to plan anymore in Boston, but I think Tara wants to continue to have them in Boston or Providence.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

It's the day I've been waiting for

In just a few short hours will be my letter writing social at the Brookline Booksmith! I'm so excited!!
Even if not many people show up I know at least I'll see Tara, who helped plan the event!

some incoming from May from JJalltheway and Taradactyl

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

What I sent for Mother's Day

What I sent back in May for Mother's Day.  
When I was little we would sometimes call my mom "Mama Bear".

Monday, July 9, 2012

Boston Letter Writing Social

Saturday, July 21st
4:30 to 7:30 PM
at the Brookline Booksmith
July 21st
4:30 to 7:30 PM
in Coolidge Corner
Come write a letter, make an envelope, or decorate a postcard. Surprise a loved one with something fun in their mailbox! Supplies provided, but feel free to bring your own to use or trade.
Hosted by the Letter Writers Alliance
*stamps for sale*

279 Harvard Street  Brookline, MA 02446

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th!

Some outgoing mail in RED, WHITE, AND BLUE!

a fold and send made for swapbot